Daily Archives: 21 October, 2012

US Troops protecting Chinese oil wells

(Reuters) – A Chinese firm has started extracting oil from the Amu Darya basin in northern Afghanistan, mining officials said, a key moment in the country's quest to pay its own way. Afghanistan signed a 25-year contract with National Petroleum … Continue reading

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Required reading.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175607/tomgram%3A_karen_greenberg%2C_preparing_for_a_digital_9_11/?utm_source=TomDispatch&utm_campaign=338e691edd-TD_Greenberg10_21_2012&utm_medium=email#more

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Shit just happens.

I did not fact check this but it's the way things work at all levels of society. “Just happened…”   As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often … Continue reading

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